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trancaholic
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Registered: Oct 2000
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Originally posted by DrUg_Tit0
Yeah, anyway, I don't know if it's just psychology or something, but I kinda think that I got much better cards in the beginning when I didn't know anything about the game, and then when I kinda realized which cards were good, I no longer got much of those...

Yes, I know how you feel/felt. In the beginning every booster was a great experience, and I bought them like an addict. I do tend to get above average pulls (also these days), but when you look at the average price of rares at places like ebay and smedlock.com, buying boosters must be said to be for suckers.

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Originally posted by DrUg_Tit0
Eh, I dunno about those two now, but I do have one black lotus to spare...

You're pushing your luck here, but ok...
quote:
Originally posted by DrUg_Tit0
Anyway, when did you start playing it?

Only recently - the summer of 2002. Back when MTG started up in 1993-4 I lived in a very small town, and the only people playing there were kids much younger than me, so I didn't take an interest in learning the game. In 2002 we were a group of drunks stuck in a boring village in southern France, and one guy had brought some decks...

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DrUg_Tit0
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Registered: Nov 2002
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Originally posted by trancaholic
Yes, I know how you feel/felt. In the beginning every booster was a great experience, and I bought them like an addict. I do tend to get above average pulls (also these days), but when you look at the average price of rares at places like ebay and smedlock.com, buying boosters must be said to be for suckers.


Yeah, well, when you know exactly which cards you want, it's much easier just to buy the specific ones than to buy 5000 boosters. But when I sold all those cards, I ended up earning more or less the same amount of money as I've spent on those boosters in the first place. And I still have those 2 decks left.

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You're pushing your luck here, but ok...


I know it's much to ask, but you said you have a few extra, so I'm playing on your generosity.

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Only recently - the summer of 2002. Back when MTG started up in 1993-4 I lived in a very small town, and the only people playing there were kids much younger than me, so I didn't take an interest in learning the game. In 2002 we were a group of drunks stuck in a boring village in southern France, and one guy had brought some decks...


n00b

Anyways, the ones I was asking about are from earlier editions. Urza's armor is from Urza's saga, and the Dauthis are from Stronghold and Exodus.


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St_Andrew
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Registered: May 2003
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

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Originally posted by zig
Could you view the game in Canada?


yepp, canadaa is suprisingly big when it comes to fotball! at least when it comes to players, its the biggest sport! they even have more ppl playing fotball (soccer) somewhat organised than hockey!

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Dervish
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yepp, canadaa is suprisingly big when it comes to fotball! at least when it comes to players, its the biggest sport! they even have more ppl playing fotball (soccer) somewhat organised than hockey!


A mate of my dad was the canadian football team doctor for a bit. But it wasn't like he ended up getting to go to any major tournements or anything if you know what I mean.

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St_Andrew
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A mate of my dad was the canadian football team doctor for a bit. But it wasn't like he ended up getting to go to any major tournements or anything if you know what I mean.


lol true, i dont think they have been in the world cup yet!

but with 700 000 registered players i think they are comming soon!

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trancaholic
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Originally posted by DrUg_Tit0
Anyways, the ones I was asking about are from earlier editions. Urza's armor is from Urza's saga, and the Dauthis are from Stronghold and Exodus.

The Dauthis are the shadow-creatures, right? I have a few of those, as I bought a couple of collections of old cards some years ago. Collections go for virtually nothing in Denmark, unless they're well-stocked on power. So, unlike you, I won't get back the money I have spend on MTG. But then again, I've never considered it an investment, just an expensive hobby.

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George Smiley
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The Dauthis are the shadow-creatures, right? I have a few of those, as I bought a couple of collections of old cards some years ago. Collections go for virtually nothing in Denmark, unless they're well-stocked on power. So, unlike you, I won't get back the money I have spend on MTG. But then again, I've never considered it an investment, just an expensive hobby.

Ok can I just butt in here and ask what are you talking about?!

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trancaholic
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Magic - The Gathering

Now, go and get hooked!

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Magic - The Gathering

Now, go and get hooked!

Ah I've heard of that!

How do you play it (have always wondered like)

Is it anything like the Pokemon card game?

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trancaholic
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quote:
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How do you play it (have always wondered like)

Is it anything like the Pokemon card game?

I don't know the Pokemon card game, but have been told that it's MTG for younglings. The comprehensive rulebook for MTG is 80+ pages, so I can only give a brief summary:
Basically, you build a deck by choosing at least 60 cards from your collection and then no more than 15 others to serve as your sideboard. A game starts with you and your opponent having 20 lifepoints and drawing seven cards from your decks. It then continues by you and your opponent taking turns playing. A turn consists of drawing a card and then playing your hand.
Each card is either a land or a spell. You can put a maximum of one land into play each turn, and they serve as the provider of your main resource (apart from your hand): Mana. The more lands you've got the more mana you have each turn. Mana comes in six different varieties and you can use it to play your spells. Spells either are one-shot effects (e.g. opponent loses 5 life points, you get to draw some extra cards etc.) or they become permanents that lie on the table in front of you for the rest of the game. These can then be used to attack your opponent (if they're creatures), be used for triggering spell-like effects, or change the rules of the game (e.g. when this card is on the table your opponent is not allowed to attack you with his creatures).
When you reach 0 lifepoints you have lost the game. Both you and your opponent are now allowed to exchange cards in your deck for cards in your sideboard, and you play another game, and possibly a third one, until one of you have won two games. That person is then the overall winner.

So the attraction of the game is some mixture of the following:
- collecting/trading cards and, unlike stamps to a philatelist, actually using your collector's trophies to have fun
- building a deck (a very creative process), which is my favourite part of the game,
- tuning your deck as you gain experience through playing it,
- learning to swap in cards from your sideboard, and when not to,
- managing an overview throughout a game can be an extreme mental challenge (two fixed 60-card decks allow for much more game states than a game of chess, and there's more than 60 to the power of 5000 playable decks with the current pool of cards), and it takes lots of practice before you're able to play your deck without making mistakes during play,
- you can drink beers while playing,
- people making mistakes while playing is fun when you drink beers at the same time

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DrUg_Tit0
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The Dauthis are the shadow-creatures, right? I have a few of those, as I bought a couple of collections of old cards some years ago. Collections go for virtually nothing in Denmark, unless they're well-stocked on power. So, unlike you, I won't get back the money I have spend on MTG. But then again, I've never considered it an investment, just an expensive hobby.


Yeah. I kinda wanted to make a fast black creature deck. And those 2 work pretty good together because one has the "tap - target creature gains shadow until the end of turn ability", while the other one has "1b,tap - destroy target creature with shadow". And they get real cool when you stack them up with those +x/+y, y
PS. The pokemon are like a really really stupid and simplified version of magic. Like, you can choose which creatures to attack with which creatures, and there's no instants, just some sort of enchantments.


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trancaholic
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And those 2 work pretty good together because one has the "tap - target creature gains shadow until the end of turn ability", while the other one has "1b,tap - destroy target creature with shadow".

Ahh. A fellow combo fan. Kind of reminds me of this combo

+

which basically translates into "1 - destroy target creature". Muahaha.

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PS. The pokemon are like a really really stupid and simplified version of magic. Like, you can choose which creatures to attack with which creatures, and there's no instants, just some sort of enchantments.

Sounds awfully lame. But maybe if you're 5 years old it makes sense.

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